Monday Recommends and Nail Art: Gnomes

#1 Daughter, who works in the children’s section of a library, turned me on to this book, The Hidden World of Gnomes, by Lauren Soloy. She loves it, #2 Daughter loves it, and I love it, so I went to a discount bookstore online and bought us each copies.

I still haven’t read all of it, because I enjoy savoring every page.

So my nails this week are:

The base is a neutral beige, except the accent nails, which are a fluid art of two light browns and a fluid metallic. The stamping is done with a very dark brown, and the mushroom reverse painting is done with a medium brown and red.

I recommend the book highly, for children or adults with sore hearts.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: The joy of feeling the sun warming your eyelids.

Bonus flash I just thought of: I closed my eyes, savoring the long-forgotten bliss of the sun warming my eyelids. It had been 400 years since I’d felt it, and I couldn’t think of a sweeter way to die.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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      Marian Allen

      October 16, 2023 at 9:36am

      The fox looked lonely, so I stamped some autumn stuff around him. 🙂

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  1. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

    October 16, 2023 at 7:09pm

    Little house!

    I haven’t gotten mine yet, but I swear I will if I ever get better. I desperately want to drive around the country and get to see more of it.

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